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Male Giraffe Calf Born At Oklahoma City Zoo

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An endangered male giraffe calf was born Monday morning at the Oklahoma City Zoo, the zoo announced Tuesday. An endangered male giraffe calf was born Monday morning at the Oklahoma City Zoo, the zoo announced Tuesday.
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An endangered male giraffe calf was born Monday morning at the Oklahoma City Zoo, the zoo announced Tuesday.

The giraffe stands at more than 5 feet tall and is the fifth offspring of Ellie, 16, and Bogy, who died in October 2015 at the age of 15, the zoo said.

The calf is unnamed and may be seen mid-morning though early afternoon hours in the giraffe yard, weather permitting.

The zoo's weekend, public giraffe feeding at 1 p.m. will continue depending on weather conditions, but Ellie will not participating until her caregivers think she is comfortable with the feeding platform area and crowds.

“Ellie is an experienced, doting mom, and her calf appears healthy and strong,” said Laura Bottaro, zoological curator. “This calf is special to the Zoo because Ellie became pregnant with Bogy’s offspring before he passed away last year. We are thrilled to welcome his heir and it will be exciting to watch the calf grow up to be a special ambassador of his species, carrying on the legacy of our beloved Bogy.”

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